Salinas Obon Festival, July 31

The Salinas Obon Festival is this Sunday, July 31! At the Buddhist Temple of Salinas, 14 California St. Parking will be available at the Salinas Adult School on 20 Sherwood Drive. See the schedule below. . .

Obon Festival CChavez-Miller
Photo by Cathy  Chavez-Miller

There will be shuttle bus service between the Salinas Adult School and the Buddhist Temple of Salinas, running from 11:30 AM to 7 PM.

(Shuttle Bus service provided by Tanimura and Antle.)

2016 Salinas Obon Festival Schedule
DateSunday, July 24, 2016 at 6:46AM
12:00 PM Obon Festival Begins
12:30 PM Tea Ceremony (Hondo)
1:00 PM Shorinji-Kempo (Outdoor stage)
1:30 PM Introduction to the Temple (Hondo)
2:00 PM Bonsai Demonstration (Classroom)
2:30 PM Kendo Demonstration (Outdoor Stage)
3:00 PM Classical Japanese Dance, Karaoke (Main Hall)
3:00 PM Ikebana Floral Demonstration (Classroom)
4:00 PM San Jose Taiko Performance (Outdoor Stage)
5:30 PM Obon Service (Hondo)
6:00 PM Obon Odori Dance (Outdoor Stage)
7:00 PM Raffle Drawing (Main Hall)
8:00 PM Obon Festival Ends

All Day
Ikebana Floral Displays & Bonsai Exhibit in Classroom Complex
Food Sales in Food Court and in the Main Hall
Asian Crafts in the Main Hall
Games in the Courtyard Area in front of the Hondo.


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